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How to know your hand size to choose the right paddle

By May 12, 2021 - 3:35am

If you have seen any match of the pickleball game, you will understand the popularity behind such a game. It is a new game that started in the US in 1965. You will find glimpses of badminton, table tennis, and tennis in this game. If you wish to play the game, you will need to have proper skills and the perfect paddle for your hand.

Although several kinds of pickleball paddles are available in the market, you need to find the right one that can fit into your hand. To search for the best pickleball paddle for your hand, you first need to determine your hand size. Let us look at some easy techniques that you can follow to measure your hand size.

  • Height test

Every normal human beings have a definite proportion of their body parts. The size of every body part corresponds to others. Therefore, you can have an estimate of your hand size by measuring your overall height. This technique applies to both men and women.

For example, if you are below 62 inches, you must go for 4-inch grip size. If you are between 63 to 68 inches, choose a grip size of four and a quarter inches. For more height, choose a grip size of four and a half inches.

This technique is simple and has worked for several pickleball players. If you are still in doubt of your grip size, choose a paddle with a smaller grip.

  • Finger test

Fingers play a major role in determining the grip of the player on the paddle. Therefore, the size o the finger is essential for playing as well. To do the finger test, the player has to hold the palm of the playing hand up. If the player plays with both the hand, the test has to be done for both.

On the palm, there are three major creases and several minor creases. The player has to measure the length from the middle crease to the tip of the ring finger. They can do it with the help of a ruler. This length will determine the perfect grip size. If there is any confusion between any two grip sizes, the player must choose the smaller one.

  • Grip size chart

Most companies that deal with pickleball paddle have a standardized grip chart. They consider either the height of the person or the result from the finger test to make such charts. You can have access to such grip charts on request. The companies also follow this grip chart to make their paddles. Once you have related to this chart, the company will find the right paddle for you. You must also check the grip of the paddle before buying it from these companies.

These are some of the easy ways to measure the size of your hand before you choose the right paddle for your pickleball game. Most companies follow these methods to determine the grip size, and you can also refer to their grip charts for easy references. If you take these considerations, you will find it easy to obtain the best pickleball paddle for you.


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